POLICE have opened an investigation after a man was killed in a crash involving a vehicle.

A marked police unit on patrol in East End Park, Leeds, reported a vehicle had failed to stop for them at 7.53pm last night.

Three minutes later, a report was received of a road traffic collision involving the suspect vehicle in East Park Road, near to the junction with East Park Parade.

A man was found injured and was treated by officers and ambulance staff but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the occupants of the vehicle who had left the scene after the collision, a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said.

A scene and road closures remain in place.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which is standard procedure for these circumstances. The IOPC has confirmed that an independent investigation is under way.

Anyone who witnessed any part of the incident, saw the suspects making off or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact officers via 101 quoting log 1597 of October 4 or online via westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat